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SUNY Oneonta College Observatory - Oneonta, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff
N 42° 29.783 W 075° 03.572
18T E 495108 N 4704893
Quick Description: This is on a hill near the campus next to the college camp.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 6/29/2018 3:55:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMYME8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member snaik
Views: 1

Long Description:
web (visit link)
"The SUNY Oneonta College Observatory is located at College Camp on the northeastern side of campus in Oneonta, New York. The Observatory has several large computer-controlled telescopes and numerous other smaller portable telescopes. Currently the observatory is used in the upper-level astronomy series taught by the Department of Physics & Astronomy--in particular, Astronomy 270 (Our Solar System), Astronomy 271 (Stars and Galaxies), and Astronomy 360 (Observational Methods). The facilities are also available for independent research projects by upper-level astronomy students. We also host observing nights that are open to the public, where people can view astronomical objects such as planets, star clusters, planetary nebulae and galaxies through the eyepieces."

(visit link) Astronomy program
"The astronomy program at SUNY Oneonta is centered around a two-year program for students to minor in astronomy (see below), as well as observational and theoretical research opportunities for advanced undergraduates in physics and astronomy. Students in the astronomy program benefit from outstanding resources, including a state-of-the-art planetarium and observatory which is home to several telescopes including the largest optical telescope in New York state."
Observatory Purpose: Research

Optical / Infrared Telescopes?: Yes

Radio Telescopes?: No

Open to the Public?: No

Is this a Club Observatory?: No

Public Viewing Allowed?: Yes

Active Observatory?: Active

Number of Telescopes or Antennas: 6 to 10

Site URL: [Web Link]

Solar Telescopes?: Not listed

Year Dedicated or Opened: Not Listed

Altitude (meters): Not Listed

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